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Issue No: 8                                                                         January 2017

News Update


This is the latest CTWM news update. I hope you find it interesting and useful.

Like to include a story/article/news item in the next issue?  Email Dipali@ctwm.net 
 
CTWM Members
New Member of CTWM - St Thomas Dole Charity

The focus of the charity's work remains the relief either generally or individually of persons resident in the Ancient Parish of Aston and the Ecclesiastical Parish of St Cuthbert Castle Vale who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.
To achieve these objectives the charity makes grants of money available or provides or pays for items, services or facilities either inside or outside of the ancient parish of Aston and the ecclesiastical parish of St Cuthbert Castle Vale which are designed to reduce the need, hardship or distress of such persons.To find out more either email or write to Annette Webb: annettejoycewebb@gmail.com

Ms Annette Webb, The Church Of England, 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BJ

 

West Midlands Women of the Year for Outstanding Contribution to Technology - Pauline Roche

Pauline Roche, Managing Director at RnR Organisation and  Chair of Charitable Trusts West Midlands, was awarded the West Midlands Women of the Year award for Outstanding Contribution to Technology with Faye Pressly, Chief Operating Officer at Vanti picking up the Silicon Canal award for Most Influential Female in Technology.

The Silicon Canal Tech Awards is set to become a major annual event for the city, identifying both fully established and start-up companies as well as the individuals behind them. The not-for-profit CIC, whose mission is to connect, promote and support the tech ecosystem of Greater Birmingham welcomed over 230 of Greater Birmingham’s top tech talent to the first award ceremony, held at Digbeth’s Boxxed venue in November.

The West Midlands Women of the Year Awards aim to recognise and profile women in the West Midlands, who are making a difference in society, breaking boundaries within their fields and contributing to the economic wellbeing of the region. The awards are also designed to celebrate the success, talent, achievements and outstanding contribution made by women in the West Midlands including to enterprise, education, the creative industries, technology and civic society.

News 
NACVA – Small is Impactful
 
New research from NAVCA highlights the difficulties smaller charities have when using data to demonstrate their value and the role of local infrastructure in overcoming these difficulties. Without such support, there is a risk that highly effective services delivered by smaller organisations are overlooked by commissioners.


Charity Futures – Written evidence to the Lords Select Committee on Charities
 
 
There has been a “sustained failure” from funders to invest in core costs, the Charity Futures project has told the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities. 
In its written evidence the Charity Futures project, which is part of Acevo and being led by former Acevo chief executive, Sir Stephen Bubb, said the sector faces “significant challenges” and that to date there had been a lack of investment in core costs. 
 

Funders have failed to invest in charities’ core costs, Lords told  - See more at: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/news/funders-have-failed-to-invest-in-charities-core-costs-lords-told.html#sthash.GQTIsSZD.dpuf
 
House of Commons Justice Committee - Treatment of Young Adults in the Criminal Justice System Report
 
The House of Commons Justice Committee has published a report on the treatment of young adults in the Criminal Justice System. The report finds that there is overwhelming evidence that the Criminal Justice System does not adequately address the distinct needs of young adults and that there is a strong case for a distinct approach. The Transition to Adulthood Alliance, a coalition of 15 organisations including Clinks, welcomes the report and believes its recommendations should be implemented in full and without delay.

Charity Commission - Take early steps to manage financial difficulties

Following the closure of a number of charities in recent months, the Charity Commission undertook a proactive programme of work to test the resilience of the sector. The Charity Commission published 2 reports that highlight wider lessons for charities that may be experiencing financial distress. To read more and download the reports:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/take-early-steps-to-manage-financial-difficulties-commission-reports-show

 
Charity Law and Governance Conference 29th March 2017 - Join Anthony Collins Solicitors to discuss recent legal developments relating to charities, and possible implications they may have. To find out more download flyer here.
Charity Finance Group - Latest Training Programme available for 2017. Sayer Vincent will be delivering training on accounting and trusteeship. To find out more go to: www.cfg.org.uk/events
 
Bromsgrove and Redditch Funding Fayre - for the voluntary and community sector. 29th March 2017 10am - 3pm. To find out more download the flyer here.
 
One Walsall - Funding Fair 21st March 2017 for the voluntary and community sector. 1pm - 7.30pm. This reflects the culmination of 12 months’ work with the launch of the new brand and a new range of services to support the voluntary and community sector in Walsall Borough.To find out more click here.
 CTWM News
SAVE THE DATE - 6th APRIL 2017
CTWM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 
- WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT LORD ROOKER, WILL BE THE GUEST NOTE SPEAKER.

LORD ROOKER CURRENTLY SITS ON THE HOUSE OF LORDS  SELECT COMMITTEE ON CHARITIES. THE COMMITTEE IS REQUIRED TO REPORT TO THE HOUSE BY THE 31ST MARCH 2017 ON THE EVIDENCE GATHERED ON SUSTAINING THE CHARITY SECTOR AND CHALLENGES OF CHARITY GOVERNANCE.


Previously a Member of Parliament for Perry Barr, he has a strong and close connection with the West Midlands. He has a long political career having been Minister overseeing immigration and asylum and Minister overseeing housing and planning to but name a few.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM THE @@ND MARCH TO 6TH APRIL 2017 5.30PM - 7.30PM. FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
CTWM Annual Conference: Grants, Investment and Blended Finance  November 2016 - How can charities and social enterprises be supported to meet their social and financial objectives? The aim of the event was to bring together a broad range of funders from endowed trusts, social investors and public sector funders to explore and discuss what blended finance means and how it relates to the social and financial objectives of different funders and recipients of finance. To read more click here
CTWM Roundtable Discussion: Approaches to grant management and monitoring for small trusts January 2017
Informal discussion on the different approaches and systems used by smaller trusts on managing and monitoring grants. To read more click here.

 

About Charitable Trusts West Midlands

Charitable Trusts West Midlands (CTWM) is a membership association for trusts, foundations and other funders that operate in the West Midlands region.  Established in 1975, CTWM’s mission is “to provide a support network for funders in the West Midlands, helping them to work more effectively and increase their impact on people and communities.” 
 
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